• Gathii

    That’s the way to go. If you were in their countries, you would been long deported or jailed. Let the same treatment be meted out to them.

    • Sam Humble African

      No, the next one or 2 months are still critical & they need to mirror our society. Unless you are suffering from guilt-conscience you need not fear them. After all, they will be reporting to their bosses “nothing to report here”. Remember it is the kicking out of agents from Bomas that raised suspicions of this election’s credibility. Open & Transparent societies don’t harass the media.

      • Gathii

        So we should open up our borders to all manner of immigrants because some loser has gone to the Supreme Court? What an idiotic argument!
        Requirements for work permits for foreigners have not been relaxed and should apply to all foreigners working in Kenya.

      • Duncan Muchina

        All agents were kicked out both Cord’s and TNA’s for making tallying impossible. They were yelling after every announcement without any facts driven by pure raw emotions just like the petition issue. Transparency does not mean anyone coming to your country and not respecting your laws. If journalists must be accredited, then there’s no exception. They must tow the line.

  • Choga

    wHAT DO YOU MEAN BY OPEN SOCIETIES, ARE THEY THE ONES WITHOUT LAWS….. POINT ME TO ONE THAT I MAY KNOW….. I AM LIVING IN EUROPE SO I KNOW ABOUT COUNTRIES HERE… AND YOU DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT ACCREDITATION.. THEY WILL BOOT YOU OUT…..

  • kenny mahu

    I think it is about time Kenya posted it’s own journalist abroad to cover international issues instead of bogus western journalist who comes to Africa with only a camera and no educational background. How can one explain why there is nothing positive to tell about Kenya in news from BBC, CNN or The Times etc? Kenya is not North Korea or Gambia where there are no elections or opposition and yet Gambia is considered a safe tourist country by the US. I think move by the director of information in Kenya to put his house in order is well due so that Kenyans can have controll of all these bogus journalist who’s aim is to soil our beautiful, peace loving country’s name.

  • mazzdark

    Right back to the Moi and KANU era

  • NVM

    I have tried to read our laws and last I checked, the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act makes it a crime for anyone to come into the country and work without a work permit. Certain professions require accreditation from various government bodies in order to be cleared to work in Kenya because…well…its illegal to be working in other peoples countries without papers. I think that is an internationally accepted requirement. However, I will still check because we are now making something legislated in Kenya (and all other nations) a political thing.
    Let’s see some examples – no foreigner can work in an NGO without accreditation and clearance by the NGO Board. No person can work in the mining/oil and gas industry without accreditation from the Ministry of Mining and Geology. No foreigner can work as an engineer without accreditation from the Engineers Board. No doctor can work in Kenya without clearance from the medics board. No investor can invest in Kenya without meeting the qualifications set in the Investment Promotions Act. All professionals require this accreditation from the relevant government body. The Immigration Service cannot grant work permits without these clearances. The reason for accreditation is for 1. the foreigner should benefit the Kenyan people, bring foreign investment and contribute positively to our culture and 2. the state has to protect Kenyans from having all their jobs taken when a perfectly qualified Kenyan can do the same job.
    The Ministry of Information will require accreditation because that’s what its supposed to do. We have so many foreigners coming into the country in tourist visas and working on that tourist visa which is wrong. Kenya has always been open to foreigners but if they are here illegally what do you do if not invoke the law on them?